Anand Giridharadas-Author, "India Calling: An Intimate Portrait of a Nations Remaking"
"...Increasingly, the perspectives of other places will come banging on America doors."
After seeing life in India as static and lacking in opportunity, Giridharadas' father came to the U.S. to be a management consultant and entrepreneur. Decades later, his Cleveland, Ohio born son moved to India, first to work as a management consultant and later to document the rapid changes occuring in business and the culture for the New York Times. Giridharadas return to America last year and continues to work for the newspaper, writing the Currents column covering politics, technology and social forces at work from a global perspective.
Anand's world travels, education, and work experience
Giridharadas unique perspective is global
Anand Giridhardas has lived in Paris and Washington, DC where his family lives. He studied the history of political thought at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and at St. Edmunds Hall, Oxford University. He speaks basic French and Hindi.
In 2003, Giridharadas moved to Mumbai to work as a consultant for McKinsey & Company. He worked on projects advising the city government on urban development, a pharmaceutical firm on organizational redesign, and Indian and Chinese companies on their internationalization strategies.
He completed the transscript for his first book, 'India Calling: An Intimate Portrait of a Nations Remaking" while living in the village of Verala in the interiors of Goa and is it set for publication in early 2011.
Amazon Spotlight Personal Review
How did living in India influence your Currents column in the New York Times?
"...One of the things I've tried to do is to write, subtly at times and at times explicitly, as someone who returned from a part of the world that will have more and more claim on the future. It's very tempting to sit in America and write about America as if it were the world. But it's not. There are other psychologies out there, other moralities, and other ways of thinking about family and religion and the purpose of life. Other perspectives will come to U.S." -Elizabeth Kramer(interviewer)